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Sony HDR-SR5
5.4 out of 10

Sony HDR-SR5

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Reviews and Problems with Sony HDR-SR5

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Overall 2
2.0

After A Year and a Half

Sephethus "Nathan", Amazon
5 December 2009
  • Summary: This has to be the most useless camera I have ever spent a ridiculous amount of money for. The primary reason for buying a digital camcorder is so that I can edit them in any given piece of software, convert them to a common format and upload them to the internet or view them in any player.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay Away from the camera

C. Kessinger "Fotoguy", Amazon
27 April 2008
  • Summary: I spent a lot of money on this camera and thought it would work well with my VAIO laptop but the other reviews are accurate - Sony has horrible support and you can't do much with the videos. I'm insulted that they would expect me to pay another $200 just to do some editing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great picture, but AVCHD format prevents editing

CodeView, Amazon
11 December 2007
  • Summary: The picture quality and features on the camera are great, BUT... Sony shot itself in the foot when it decided to push the AVCHD video format. You are forced to use Sony's substandard software tools; there is no good conversion story if you want your video in MP4. WMV, or any other format.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy if you want to edit videos!!

Stephen J. Morris "mlbco", Amazon
26 November 2007
  • Summary: Sony HD camera video formats are not supported by any editing software other than Sony Vegas which is NOT included with this camera. If you plan to edit your videos, you're screwed unless you buy the $120 Vegas Pro software! Do not buy this camera if you are looking for easy editing!
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Overall 2
2.0

Can't download video onto computer and edit with personal software

Brother Lawrence, Amazon
14 October 2007
  • Summary: I recently purchased the camera for school projects and have Avid Liquid Pro as an editing software. When I tried to download the video to edit, it ruined all my other video files throughout my computer.
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